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November 05, 2012

BAR Architects' senior housing project featured in the AIA's Design for Aging Review publications

San Francisco, CA - The American Institute of Architects has selected BAR Architects' senior housing project, Showa Kinen Koen, to be featured in their bi-annual publication, Design for Aging Review 11.

Located on the northern edge of Tokyo’s popular Showa Kinen Koen, HCM’s newest Sun City Palace engages itself with the park. From the entry approach down a wooded estate drive along the park’s edge, to the expansive Dining and Library Garden, Sun City Palace Showa Kinen Koen has been envisioned by BAR as an extension of the park. Unobstructed views and the sense of privacy is balanced with the unique identity of the buildings and the sense of community.

Two other BAR Architects' senior housing projects – Sun City Tsukaguchi and Sun City Palace Takarazuka – have been featured in the last two Design for Aging Review publications, volumes 9 & 10.

BAR’s design for the Sun City Tsukaguchi senior community in Osaka, Japan, consists of three towers housing 599 independent living units and and one building housing 200 nursing care rooms located on a large suburban site. Located in a prestigious mountainside community above Osaka, the Sun City Palace Takarazuka is a 285-unit independent living community providing luxury accommodations for Japan’s maturing population.

Each volume of the AIA's publication holds a compilation of more than 30 outstanding designs for assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communitites, and nursing homes, and represents the best current work designed by architects for an aging population.

A dedicated jury of architects and providers of senior housing services selected the exciting range of projects featured in these two columes in the successful Design for Aging series. Each design is illuminated by photographs, detailed plans, renderings, and comprehensive project data.

Design for Aging Review